How to Save Web Pages Offline

by Matthew Schieltz
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Saving Web pages for offline use can be useful if you suddenly get disconnected from the Internet or if you want to view Web pages for work, school or recreational purposes when your Internet access isn't available. Storing pages offline places a copy of the page on your hard drive so that you can view it from your default browser when you're ready. You can save Internet pages for offline purposes in many of the major Web browsers, such as Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox.

Step 1

Open your Internet browser. Navigate to the Web page you want to save for offline use.

Step 2

Click the "File" menu if using Mozilla Firefox and the "Page" menu in Internet Explorer. Click the "Control the current page" icon if using Google Chrome. Click the "Save as" or "Save Page as" option.

Step 3

Type the desired file name in the "File name" section or type nothing in this section to leave the default title. In the "Save as type" box, click "Web Page, complete" if you want save the entire page offline, including graphics and sound, or "Web Archive, single file" if you only want an HTML snapshot of the page from which you can read the page text. Click the "Save" button.

Double-click the saved file to open it any time you are "working offline" or disconnected from the Internet and want to view your saved Web pages.


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About the Author

Matthew Schieltz has been a freelance web writer since August 2006, and has experience writing a variety of informational articles, how-to guides, website and e-book content for organizations such as Demand Studios. Schieltz holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. He plans to pursue graduate school in clinical psychology.

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